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notes in the margins of the paper and for the paper in the jail cell. and clarence jones comes into the picture. his attorney who has been on the show it a number of times. he ends up sneaking this letter out of the jail cell, we are told. tell me about plants and dr. king and how the letter got out. >> clarence begins to smuggle .ut some of these jottings he was being asked to stuff these jottings into his pants. there is a little bit of comedic theater going on here. it out to wyatt tee walker who is really the man who supervises the production of the letter. tote walker is able decipher king's scrawl. he is making these arguments and their are at -- and there are arrows and arabesques. they're trying to figure it out. there is a 17-year-old woman from a gala, georgia who is typing it up. dr.they are saying that king can preach good, but he can't write because they can't figure out what he is saying. grandioses a document with a backstage that is a comedic and logistical nightmare in some ways. in a few days, king has access to other people than clarence jones. so they have a
. attorney and scholar clarence jos was part of dr. king's inner circle and has written a book about the story behind the milestone i have a dream speech. jones sat down to tell things we never knew about king's life. >> i had never seen anything fwhin a voice, any person walking who had that power. >> clarence jones was a young attorney living in california personally asked about dr. martin luther king to come to alabama to join his legal team it was really my own personal, making of a disciple. >> in april, is the 1963 king was arrested and put in a birmingham jail. so were dozens of his very young followers. >> we were getting such pressure from the parents of the children to bail their children out. >> that is when actor hairy belafonte arranged for jones to meet with nelson rock feller who handed jones bail money, $100,000 from a family vault. >> he opened the door look inside of the vault. interest there is from floor to ceiling money. >> by now, dr. king's nonviolent movement had taken off. the next stop was nation's capital for the march on washington. jones helped draft part
been in jail for 15 months without an attorney. >> host: clarence jones? that's a shocking story. two people whose stories you told in louisiana, it took months and months and they were just languishing in being forgotten about. i just found that so shocking. >> guest: yeah it is shocking and what's interesting about new orleans and the situation in louisiana and why i write about that was that their budget crisis and this is something that is serious all across the country the last five years but with shrinking budgets one of the places on the chopping block early in the process is the public defender's office. in new orleans what happened was the public defender there are was forced to lay off one third of his lawyers so one hold the vision, the conflictsvision and conflict mean that there are two people arrested for robbing a 7-eleven and one gets the public at vendor's office -- public defenders office but he could say maybe using each other, you need a separate lawyer. in new orleans they had it separate division and they completely got rid of that in the budget cuts. so anybody
: this is clarence jones? >> guest: yes. >> host: that is a shocking story. there were to people's stories who were in jail, just months and months sort of languishing, just forgotten about and i found shocking. >> guest: it is shocking. what's interesting about new orleans and the situation in louisiana and why i chose to write about that is that the budget crisis -- this is something being experienced of course all across the country in the last five years, but with shrinking budgets, you know, one of the places on the chopping block very early in the process is the public defender's office. so come and new orleans what happened was the public defender was forced to lay off a third of his lawyers so one hold a vision which is called the conflict division and if this means if there are two people arrested for say rubbing a 711, one gets the public defender's office but because the might be accusing each other of being the one who fired the gun or whatever you need a separate lawyer so in new orleans the conflict division that was a separate division and a completely got rid of that in the budget c
: is this clarence jones? that is a shocking story. there are two people's story is that you told, just months and months sort of languishing just to be forgotten about and i just found a sort of shocking. >> guest: it is shocking. and what is interesting about new orleans and the situation in louisiana and why i chose to write about that was that their budget crisis, and this is something that's been experienced all across the country in the last five years, but with shrinking budgets one is public defender's offices, so in new orleans what happened was the public defender was forced to lay off a third of his lawyers so one whole division which is called the conflict division, and conflict means if there are two people arrested for say robbing a 7-eleven one gets the public defender's office because they might be accusing each other of being the one that fired the gun or whatever, you need a separate lawyer. so they had a division of was a sort of separate division and a completely got rid of them in the budget cuts. is anybody then that can with multiple arrests or accomplices so they were i
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